When I first started my journey that led me here to Mothers Fighting For Others I contacted a man named Eric Stowe from a Child’s Right.
Wait, let’s back up a bit.
Months ago, my partner Julie and I sat on the phone for hours and brainstormed about the changes we wanted to make, the differences we wanted to make in our world. We believed that every human being deserves the basic necessities of life. After hours of talking, we decided food, a safe home to sleep in, a good education, shoes on children’s feet, and clean water were the top five to start with. So clean water was our first plan of action.
We researched and researched and researched.
The one that burned into our brains was an organization called a Child’s Right. Why? Simple. They, well Eric, works everyday to do one thing, and one thing only. Provide clean water to children all over the world. They help orphanages, schools, street shelters, and hospitals to the most impoverished children of OUR world.
Mothers Fighting For Others is partnering with ACR next year to put water filtration units in Guatemala. We will travel and work with him in Guatemala to place 10 units. It is exciting. But, and there is a but… Eric needs help now. Please read the email that I received today.
Just checking in to see how things are going? We have a project in October that you may have some good leads on. I know you do work around child slavery and the sex trade- we will be working with hundreds of children in Cambodia and do need assistance in trying to raise funds. I thought you might know of a good lead or two. Here is an overview that I will send out in the next day or two â€¦
Hope you are well,
Cambodia/Thailand â€“ October 2007:
ACR will be taking a team to Cambodia and Thailand to provide support to more than 3,000 children in desperate need of potable water. With only two months left, we still have a lot of work to do to ensure all of our goals are met. The sites listed below remain unfunded or underfunded and we are pushing hard to meet ourfund-raising goals in time to make sure that all of the children we have focused on will receive clean and safe drinking water for years to come. Please take a moment to look at the list below, as well as any of the links to the organizations, in hopes that you may be able to provide some support to these children. Without a doubt, some of these children are living in the worst conditions imaginable
Take a look here to see some of the children we will be assisting http://www.pbase.com/maciekda/stungmeanchey2005 (scroll down for the photos)
Center for Children to Happiness orphanage (more than 200 children living and working in Phnom Penhâ€™s garbage dumps)
Cambodian Childrenâ€™s Fund (more than 400 children living and working in Phnom Penhâ€™s garbage dumps)
M’Lop Tapang Center for Street Children (more than 400 children living on the streets)
Phayathai Babies’ Home (more than 400 orphaned children)
Father Ray Foundation (more than 750 orphaned children, street children, blind and handicapped children)
Eric Stowe, Director
A Child’s Right
Do I have any leads?
I have you. I have friends that care. So if you are interested in helping over 3,000 children in Thailand and Cambodia today, I am asking you to send $1 to a Child’s Right. No more. That’s it.
The program needs to be funded in six weeks. If you would like to send $1 (You can send a check also to get the tax deduction for it), just pop it into an envelope (with a note or in the memo of your check Cambodia Fund MFFO) and send it to:
A Child’s Right
917 Pacific Avenue, Suite 417
Tacoma, WA 98402 USA
(A Child’s Right is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) corporation tax ID# 56-2600599)
You can check them out by going to the site A Child’s Right or do more research and go to Guidestars JustGive.org . I would. Get a true feeling for what we are doing. Please pass this on to as many eyes as you can. Thank you for taking the time to read.
Peace my Friends,